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Hi I'm Danielle Cox

I'm a Mormon. Raised in San Diego. Joined the Army at 18.

About Me

I was born and raised in San Diego California. I joined the army just a month after graduating high school. I was stationed in Missouri for Basic Combat Training and then sent to Georgia for my duty station. I was stationed there for a year and was then deployed to Kuwait for 9 months. After deployment, I returned to Georgia where I finished my 5 year contract there as a Military Police Officer. I earned the rank of Sergeant while I was serving. After the Army I worked as a production assistant for VH1, and as a waitress, and as a Security officer! I am HVAC Certified to work on AC's, although I haven't had a job in that field yet. I'm awaiting my mission in April. I love to sing and be silly and sing(: And i really love cats and dogs and babies3

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by my nana who was a convert to the church. I grew up loving the gospel. Everything about it made sense to me and I always felt comfortable with the members in my ward and the things being taught. I loved singing in primary because the lyrics touched my heart in a way that testimonies and doctrine just didn't reach. As I grew up I listened to the lyrics of the hymns and found the same comfort and love from them. And I noticed that I had my own testimony once I stopped playing my game boy and actually listened when General Conference was on. I always loved listening to the missionaries talk because they spoke different than the members of the church. They spoke so sincere and just soft but it was powerful, like everything they said was a testimony. And I always wanted that. But the age to be a missionary for females was 21, so I joined the army at 18, but in Basic Training, they dropped the age to 18 but I was already under a contract so once i finished my Military Obligations, I immediately tried to put in a packet to be a missionary. I had to stop sleeping in on Sundays, and start getting more active in church and in reading the bible and the Book of Mormon. It was a long process to feel truly worthy. but I finally did it and I leave in April to serve in Pittsburgh. For some reason I feel as though serving in the Lords Army is going to be harder than serving in the US Army but I'm so excited to teach the gospel!!

How I live my faith

I serve as a YSA Representitive for my Ward. I work with the missionaries and go with them when they teach just to get a feel for what it is they go through and the experiences. I attend FHE with all the single soldiers, I go to Book of Mormon study groups when time permits.